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Carrigboy News

Carrigboy mini sevens had a very enjoyable outing against Kealkill NS and Adrigole NS  in Kealkill last week. The boys’ team lost out to Kealkill after a great game. The girls’ team qualified for the next round of the competition after two great performances. Thanks to Darren Stock and Joe O’Driscoll for training our teams.

Christmas Pop-up & Santaland planned for Bantry

AN attempt to add some extra interest into the annual Santaland & Christmas Bazaar has now taken on a life of its own as Our Lady of Mercy National School are planning to open a Christmas Pop-up Shop in Bantry Town. Stock has been gathered from around the country and the school will be offering Christmas decorations at discount store prices to Bantry shoppers on the run up to Christmas.

Great support for Bandon Community Radio

by Colm Power ON Friday, October 10th the Bandon Community Radio fundraising evening of music and song took place in the Brog Inn in Bandon. The aim of the fundraiser was to support the opening of Bandon’s very own local radio station. The event featured local artists of all ages, and was a true success thanks to the fantastic backing from those involved. Many businesses of Bandon also got behind

Kenmare Bay Hotel Hosts Kerry Hospice Fundraiser

by Stephen Johnson THE Kenmare Bay Hotel hosted a Kerry Hospice fundraising event recently. Kerry Hospice provides palliative care, which is about looking after people with a serious illness as well as their families and friends. Palliative care aims to relieve pain and other symptoms. Palliative care begins when curative treatment is no longer possible. It aims to ease they pain, distress and many other physical, emotional and spiritual problems

Leaders in business and life inspire West Cork students

A SPECIAL Student Enterprise Conference for more than 400 fourth and fifth year pupils from schools throughout West Cork (Beara to Crosshaven) was hosted today by the Local Enterprise Office, Cork West, in Inchydoney Lodge and Spa. The “Leaders on Our Level” conference was aimed at encouraging senior students undertaking the West Cork Schools Enterprise Programme to realise the possibilities available to them outside of the school gates. Participants are

London Chamber Brass Quintet present A Day at the Circus Workshops to schools in West Cork as part of Cork County Council’s Tuning Up programme

THE London Chamber Brass Quintet will be making its first visit to West Cork this week through Cork County Council’s Tuning Up Programme. This dynamic quintet will be holding workshops in Gaelscoil Mhichil Uí Choileain, Clonakilty; Drimoleague Junior School, Kilcoe National School near Skibbereen; and Derryclough National School near Drinagh. Made up of professional brass musicians based in London including trumpet player Sebastian Philpott, the quintet has played with English

Give it Socks for Ronald McDonald House

THE Ronald McDonald House Charity (RMHC) is celebrating 10 years of providing a “home away from home” for 2,471 families from all over Ireland, while their children undergo treatment at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. For more information visit www.rmhc.ie

The Flour of Macroom cookbook launched

THE Macroom Youthreach Centre for Education launched their cookbook The Flour of Macroom at the launch night of the Macroom Food Festival in the Riverside Park Hotel recently. The cookbook was devised by students as part of their enterprise project and includes recipes contributed by students as well as community chefs. Local businesses kindly contributed tasty recipes for readers to enjoy as it was all in aid of a very